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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2017B GS

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on GS. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.


The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GS-2017B-Q-84 Schlaufman US An All-Sky Search for the Brightest Metal-poor Stars (South) GMOS-S 107.82
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20170803 20170805 20170807 20170816 20170830 20170831 20170901 20170902 20170903 20170904 20170908 20170919 20170924
Completion Status:
14%
GS-2017B-Q-85 Silva GS Period determination of polars GMOS-S 42.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20170724 20170805 20170806 20170807 20170808 20170815 20170816 20170825 20170830 20170901 20170902 20170903 20170907 20170908 20170915 20170916 20170920
Completion Status:
90%
GS-2017B-Q-86 Weidmann AR Searching for white dwarfs in planetary nebulae GMOS-S 9.20
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GS-2017B-Q-87 Schirmer GS Confirming a low mass group merger of the fossil group J0454-0309 Flamingos2 16.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20170919
Completion Status:
17%
GS-2017B-Q-88 Britt US Spectroscopy of a new X-ray Transient and Black Hole Candidate Flamingos2 1.25
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GS-2017B-Q-106 Macintosh US Optimizing the GPI Exoplanet Survey GPI 50.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%

 

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